Proceedings of the

The 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2023)
3 – 8 September 2023, Southampton, UK

Program of Training a Critical Nuclear Power Plant Personnel to Ensure a Specific Response

Jan Jirousek1, Dana Prochazkova2,a and Jan Prochazka2,b

1State Office for Nuclear Safety, 376 75 Temelin, Czech Republic.

2Czech Technical University in Prague, Technicka 4, 166 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic.


Based on the State Office for Nuclear Safety Action Plan, it is processed the response plan of South Bohemian Region, in which the Temelin nuclear power plant is located, to the worst station blackout. The response in question is provided by a set of highly interconnected technical and organizational works. From this reason, for ensuring the safe response process, the capability of action of nuclear power plant and the region is important. This means en-suring the organizational, technical and professional readiness of resources, forces and means of both, the nuclear power plant and the region. The present training of critical nuclear power plant personnel is aimed at response to design accidents. Responding to the worst-case scenario of station blackout means to manage response to beyond design accident that has not yet been trained. In the present paper, we deal with the content of the training of critical personnel in response to the worst-case blackout scenario. We present its program, a tool for checking the knowledge and skills of personnel, and also we show how training program and its control are integrated into the training system used in nuclear power plant.

Keywords: Nuclear power plant, WWER, Safety, Worst station blackout, Response, Readiness, Critical personnel training program, Checklist.

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